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South Sudan officially joins United Nations

The striped flag of the Republic of South Sudan was raised outside the United Nations Secretariat building in New York on 14 July, shortly after the General Assembly admitted the new country as the 193rd UN member. “The colors of your flag represent the people, peace, the blood shed for freedom,Lue lisää (englanti)

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South Sudan one year after independence: Increasing non-oil revenues

The majority of South Sudan’s 10 states have boosted revenue collection by more than 100 percent after setting up functioning state revenue authorities with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This is part of an effort to put in place a more effective and efficientLue lisää (englanti)

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South Sudan one year after independence: Land titles helping to reintegrate communities

With the return of nearly 400,000 South Sudanese to the northern states of their homeland since October 2011, overcrowding in urban areas has put pressure on already weak public utilities, while disputes over land have contributed to inter-communal conflict in rural areas. To proactively addressLue lisää (englanti)

South Sudan services must reach women and girls, UNDP chief says

Washington — The world’s newest country has made progress in delivering social services since it declared independence in July, but South Sudan has much work ahead and needs international support, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said.   “Vibrant economies needLue lisää (englanti)

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South Sudan: UNDP Board approves first ever country programme for new state

In yet another milestone for the world’s newest country, South Sudan has its own first ever United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) plan crafted together with the new government, and approved by the organisation’s governing board last night. The two-year programme will support the government’sLue lisää (englanti)

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South Sudan: peace and reconciliation leaders call for an end to the fighting

Juba - The heads of South Sudan’s ethnically diverse peace and reconciliation institutions spoke jointly for the first time today, urging the country’s political leaders to immediately stop the fighting and put forward a peace plan. The three national bodies—representing the government, parliament,Lue lisää (englanti)

Southern Sudanese vote for independence

  The referendum, which ended on 15 January, is a key benchmark of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended two decades of civil war between the north and the south. (Photo: IRIN) The people of Southern Sudan have voted overwhelmingly to secede andLue lisää (englanti)

Sri Lanka: Tree roots planted to decontaminate hundreds of wells

A girl drinking purified water in Kalpitiya.(Photo: UNDP/CWI/SGP) On the Kalpitiya Peninsula, located on Sri Lanka’s western coast, relatively large scale irrigated monoculture agriculture is practiced. The associated heavy use of fertilizers has led to theLue lisää (englanti)

Statement by the Secretary-General on the Attack in Kabul

Photo: Getty Images I am deeply shocked and outraged by the cowardly attack on a guest house in central Kabul today, which killed five UN staff and injured a number of others. I condemn in the strongest possible terms the despicable and brutal killing, for which the Taleban has claimedLue lisää (englanti)

Statement on the death of United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) member of civilian personnel

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has lost a dedicated member of its UN civilian personnel to Ebola. AbdelFadeel Basheer Mohamad, citizen of the Republic of Sudan, is survived by his wife and nine children. Mr Basheer was serving as a UN Volunteer Medical LaboratoryLue lisää (englanti)

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